I know this is not nice.
And we should be nice.
No I mean that.
With a looming economic collapse and environmental armageddon around the corner, manners matter.
And we shouldn’t be gleeful at the mistakes of our enemies.
We should all be bigger human beings, and have far more compassion and empathy for everyone.
Except Mike Hosking.
This was Mike Hosking less than 1 week ago ranting about not being allowed to drive as fast as humanly possible (because he is a master of driving) as another example of the namby-pamby nanny state coddling us with road barriers, cycle helmets and seatbelts…
Yes, they might involve speed, but it’s idiots and speed that’s the combination, not speed by itself. Any experienced, professional operator behind the wheel will tell you speed in isolation is not an issue.
Since joining Hampton Downs and taking my car round a track at 220km/h I have not crashed, will not crash, and have concluded I am vastly less likely to be in trouble on a track than I am on a road. Why? Because there are no idiots. There is respect and concentration and rules are adhered to, and – oh the irony – ever safer cars.
… this is Mike Hosking today…
Mike Hosking had an expensive day out racing at a Hampton Downs race track yesterday.
His sexy red Alfa Romeo 4C looks to have taken an absolute beating and come out worse for wear.
Hosking’s wife Kate Hawkesby posted about the ordeal on Instagram.
In a series of photos, she explained her hubby’s antics.
“Husband goes to track day with his race car. Crashes it. Anyone know a good panel beater?” she posted a video of the car with serious dents and scratches down one side.
“Luckily he’s ok, the car… not so much.”
The kicker? Mike Hosking has no car insurance when he is track racing!
…I know, I know!
We are bad people for taking so much glee in this terrible accident.
We must ignore the pure irony of him bitching about speed limits while bragging he will never ever, ever crash his car while doing high speeds at a private speed track only to crash his very expensive car at the aforementioned private race track.
Oh and he doesn’t have insurance.
This is evidence that God exists.
Thank goodness Mike is ok and thank goodness it happened to Mike.